Monday, September 16, 2013

The BAKE and Babypalooza Back to Back!

Huntsville is a terrific place to be in September if you're a parent! Whether you are trying to get pregnant, are expecting, have a baby or have an older child, you are in luck!


The BAKE

This Saturday (Sept. 21) at the Bridge Street Westin Hotel, Chattyclaire.com is presenting the BAKE. This is NOT a cooking show and the only recipe you'll get there will probably be the one we give you for lactation cookies! The letters BAKE stand for Baby And Kid Expo. It is sponsored by the US Space and Rocket Center, and will feature exhibitors and information for parents with children of all ages. There are some terrific raffle prizes, as well, including a Britax Boulevard 70-G3 car seat and a birthday party at Alexander's Martial Arts.

Exhibitors at the BAKE include A Nurturing Moment, Alexander's Martial Arts, All Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology, Attachment Parenting International, AuPair Care, the Breaking Boundaries Foundation, Cindy Shaver Photography, Covenant Classical School and Daycare, DoTerra, Genesis Pure, Gleneagles Family Medicine Associates, Huntsville Ballet School, Hypanobirthing, Infant Swim Resource, Initial Outfitters, Jockey Person to Person, Kidventure, La Leche League, Madison Martial Arts Academy, Mary Kay, Mindgear Labs, Meghan Newsome Photography, LEAN coach Freida Houck, the Montessori School of Huntsville, Morgan Stanley, Orgao Gold, Origami Owl, Premier Schools, the Rise School in Huntsville, Rocket City Chiropractic, Safe Kids (car seat installation), SciQuest, State Farm Insurance, 31 Gifts, US Space and Rocket Center, Usborne Books and More, Quilting Sew Beautiful, and Wish Upon a Star with Karen(Disney Vacation Planning).

A full schedule of speakers and demonstrations during the day will make for an event that is both educational and entertaining.

Babypalooza

The following Saturday (Sept. 28) Alabama Baby Magazine is bringing the Babypalooza Baby and Maternity tour to the VBC from 9:30 - 3:00. Sponsored by Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Alabama and Crestwood Medical Center, this promises to be an exciting event for both new and expectant parents! You may have heard ads on the radio from sponsors WDRM 102.1, WTAK 106.1, The River 100.3 and KISS FM 106.5. AL.com, Comcast and Rocket City Mom round out the list of Babypalooza sponsors. 

Members of the Crestwood Nursing Staff will be on hand to answer questions about labor and delivery, childbirth education, breastfeeding and anything else related to having a baby.  The Tender Care Pediatrics physicians will also be there. The Little Gym will offer demonstrations, and Babies R Us will be on-site to help with nursery design and baby registration. 4D Mommies Ultrasound will offer onsite ultrasound packages for just $50. Rocket City Mom will be collecting diapers for The Great Diaper Drive to benefit Manna House. Finally, A Nurturing Moment will have a full schedule of events for the day:

  • 9:45 Cloth Diapering Class
  • 10:30 Big Diaper Swap
  • 11:15 Sling Wearing Class
  • 12:15 Big Sling Swap
  • 1:00 Meet & Greet with Midwives and Doulas
  • 2:00 Breastfeeding and Back to Work
Be sure not to miss the sling-wearing fashion show at 11:45 on the main stage!

Other exhibitors include, Abbott Nutrition, Alabama Dept. of Public Health, Agape of North Alabama, Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates, Benders Gym, Covenant Classical School and Daycare, It Works, Lagniappe Newborn Portraits, Landers McClarty Subaru, La Petite Academy, Lifetouch Portrait Studio, March of Dimes, Marx Optical/Vision Master, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Mommy & Me Bootcamp, North Alabama Dental Associates, Origami Owl,  PAL-Alabama Parenting Assistance Line, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Rocket City Sitters, Salinity, Southern Cord, and Thirty-One Gifts.

It's Free!

The best thing about both of these terrific events is that they are free. So there is no reason to miss either one! Although a small handful of exhibitors (us included) will be at both events, there are many exhibitors unique to each. And each event has a slightly different focus. Whether you are planning to get pregnant, currently pregnant or already have a baby or child, you need to mark the next two Saturdays on your calendar so you don't miss any of the fun and great info at the BAKE and Babypalooza!

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